Propagation forum: lavender propagation

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Name: Debbie
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ChefDebbie
Apr 14, 2017 6:55 PM CST
Was given this lavender today... What is the best way to propagate it? The stem (where it was removed from) is very woody. There is so much confusing info out there, don't know what is correct or incorrect. So, I put it in some water for the time being.

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Name: veena sai
Brampton (Zone 6a)
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veena96
Apr 21, 2017 5:01 AM CST
HEllo All I'm very new to gardening and i sowed some lavender seeds recently after reading in a thread i placed my pot in the freezer yesterday evening and took it back again today morning and i placed it under the light..am i doing the right thing?? Please guide me Rolling my eyes. Thank You!
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 21, 2017 10:51 AM CST
ChefDebbie said:Was given this lavender today... What is the best way to propagate it? The stem (where it was removed from) is very woody. There is so much confusing info out there, don't know what is correct or incorrect. So, I put it in some water for the time being.

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I see that you have not received any answers yet so I'll try. What you have there is not a very good cutting for propagating lavender but it it's all you have you can do two things.

I see maybe 8 or more of the softwood stems. You can remove most of them very carefully with a razor or very sharp knife, try to include just a bit of the woody stem with each one. Remove the lower leaves and place cuttings in a pot of damp vermiculite - the use of rooting hormone is optional. The remaining woody stem with one of more of the softwood stems still attached can also be set into the damp vermiculite but I would first make a fresh diagonal cut at the bottom. You can use a clear plastic bag as a tent to keep humidity. Remember to keep the vermiculite damp, not wet. It may take up to 8 weeks for roots to form so be patient.

While you are waiting for roots, why not go back to your friend and see if they will give you more cuttings. Thumbs up

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Name: Debbie
Ventura County, CA
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ChefDebbie
Apr 22, 2017 12:13 AM CST
Thank you, Greene. My friend said she would give me more cuttings.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 22, 2017 10:27 AM CST
Fantastic that you can get more cuttings. Hurray!

There are several good places on the internet to show different ways to propagate lavender. Before you take new cuttings take some time to check around. Here is one example (in 2 parts). Thumbs up Crossing Fingers!

Part 1:
http://lovelygreens.com/2012/0...
Part 2:
http://lovelygreens.com/2012/0...
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